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  S Korea U S inaugurate annual military drilThe combined forces of South Korea and the United States U S on Tuesday launched annual military drills as planned three days after liberal activists held a massive rally to protest against it The South Korea led crisis management drills designed to practise procedures to respond to possible pre war crisis scenarios kicked off earlier in the day The four day preliminary drills would be conducted ahead of the Ulchi Freedom Shield UFS exercise a newly named summertime military exercise between the two allies involving field manoeuvres South Korea s Joint Chiefs of Staff JCS said in a statement on Tuesday that the UFS exercise which was defensive in nature as it has been annually staged would last from Aug 22 to Sept 1 The Democratic People s Republic of Korea DPRK has denounced the exercise as a dress rehearsal for a northward invasion The JCS said that the UFS exercise would involve field manoeuvres to ensure the condition of a stable push for the transition of wartime operational control through the assessment of the full operational capability South Korea and the United States have agreed upon the conditions based transfer of wartime operational control over South Korean troops from Washington to Seoul South Korea s wartime command was handed over to the U S led UN command after the 1950 53 Korean War broke out South Korea won back its peacetime operational control in 1994 In protest against the planned South Korea U S war games thousands of liberal activists gathered in central Seoul on Saturday This was in advance of Liberation Day on Monday to celebrate the 77th anniversary of the Korean Peninsula s liberation from Imperial Japan s 1910 45 colonial rule The protesters took to the streets and chanted anti U S slogans shouting Dissolve South Korea U S alliance and This land is not a U S war base The activists most of them dressed in raincoats held in their hands various placards and signs criticising the U S that read No war rehearsal No U S and No South Korea U S Japan military cooperation Yang Kyung soo chief of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions KCTU a major umbrella labour union of South Korea said at the protest rally The rally that staging military exercises in preparation for a war was tantamount to intending to wage a war according to local newspaper Chosun Ilbo The newspaper reported on Tuesday that some of the KCTU members had carried out anti U S demonstrations earlier this month near U S military bases across the country demanding the withdrawal of U S troops stationed here It was known that about 28 500 U S soldiers were currently stationed in South Korea as the Korean War ended with an armistice not a peace treaty www nannews ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
S. Korea, U.S. inaugurate annual military drills, protests aroused

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2 Korea, U.

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3 S. inaugurate annual military drilThe combined forces of South Korea and the United States (U.

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4 S.) on Tuesday launched annual military drills as planned, three days after liberal activists held a massive rally to protest against it.

5 The South Korea-led crisis management drills, designed to practise procedures to respond to possible pre-war crisis scenarios, kicked off earlier in the day.

6 The four-day preliminary drills would be conducted ahead of the Ulchi Freedom Shield (UFS) exercise, a newly-named summertime military exercise between the two allies involving field manoeuvres.

7 South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said in a statement on Tuesday that the UFS exercise, which was defensive in nature as it has been annually staged, would last from Aug. 22 to Sept. 1.
The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has denounced the exercise as a dress rehearsal for a northward invasion.

8 The JCS said that the UFS exercise would involve field manoeuvres to ensure the condition of a stable push for the transition of wartime operational control through the assessment of the full operational capability.

9 South Korea and the United States have agreed upon the conditions-based transfer of wartime operational control over South Korean troops from Washington to Seoul.

10 South Korea’s wartime command was handed over to the U.

11 S.-led UN command after the 1950-53 Korean War broke out.

12 South Korea won back its peacetime operational control in 1994.
In protest against the planned South Korea-U.

13 S. war games, thousands of liberal activists gathered in central Seoul on Saturday.

14 This was in advance of Liberation Day on Monday to celebrate the 77th anniversary of the Korean Peninsula’s liberation from Imperial Japan’s 1910-45 colonial rule.

15 The protesters took to the streets and chanted anti-U.

16 S. slogans shouting, “Dissolve (South) Korea-U.

17 S. alliance’’ and “This land is not a U.

18 S. war base.

19 ’’
The activists, most of them dressed in raincoats, held in their hands’ various placards and signs criticising the U.

20 S. that read “No war rehearsal, No U.

21 S. and No (South) Korea-U.

22 S.-Japan military cooperation.

23 ’’
Yang Kyung-soo, chief of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU), a major umbrella labour union of South Korea, said at the protest rally.

24 The rally that staging military exercises in preparation for a war was tantamount to intending to wage a war, according to local newspaper Chosun Ilbo.
The newspaper reported on Tuesday that some of the KCTU members had carried out anti-U.

25 S. demonstrations earlier this month near U.

26 S. military bases across the country demanding the withdrawal of U.

27 S. troops stationed here.

28 It was known that about 28,500 U.

S. soldiers were currently stationed in South Korea as the Korean War ended with an armistice, not a peace treaty.

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